Denise Philp
Executive Director

Hello! My name is Denise Philp and I am the Executive Director of Young People’s Day Camp (Brooklyn). During the School Year I am a After School Program Director in a Private School.

I have been affiliated with Young People’s Day Camp since I was child and camper! When I was old enough I applied for a job at YPDC and immediately fell in love with the beautiful surroundings, the amazing outdoor activities, and of course, the kids! The kids are really what make this job so special, and I am truly grateful to have had so many wonderful experiences throughout my years as both counselor and director at camp.

Looking forward to great summer at Young People’s Day Camp! Summer is a great time for children to relax, swim, enjoy nature and play outside. I enjoyed much of my childhood here as a camper and my teen years as a counselor. Now I get to enjoy watching your children having a wonderful time in a place where they can truly be themselves, create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

(917) 406-5621 (cell) (email)


Jasmine Philp
Assistant Director

Hi! My name is Jasmine Philp and I am the Assistant Director of Young People’s Day Camp (Brooklyn). During the School Year I teach Kindergarten in Harlem and I love to see learning take place both in the classroom and out.

I have worn many different hats at Young People’s Day Camp, including camper and Councelor. I have been drawn back to experience the pure joy that is a day at camp. Seeing campers come back year after year and seeing many transform into staff motivates me to keep growing alongside Young People’s Day Camp.




Yllana Mahler
Program Assistant/Coordinator

Currently a student at LaGuardia Community College, studying Business Administration. She is expected to graduate June of 2019. After she plans to attended Hunter College for Pre-Law.

Yllana has been a camp counselor for the past four years along with being an after school assistant. Yllana has worked alongside children since the age of 16. This occurs throughout the school year as well as summer time. She enjoys fun activities, movies and music. She is looking forward to the memories and fun adventures to come from this summer.




Jocelyn White
Senior Group Councelor

Currently enrolled at Medgar Evers College as a first time freshman. She works as an after school teacher during the school year, and a summer camp counselor during the summer. Jocelyn loves everything about Summer and working with children .




Timothy Branch
Activity Specialist

My name is Timothy Branch I am 19 years old. I graduated from the High School Of Sports Management. I am currently enrolled at Medgar Evers College (CUNY). My major was Liberal Arts.I enjoy educating children on various sports. I specialize in Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball and Tennis. Summer camp and sports go hand in hand. I can't wait to get started!